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Parent Education Series: Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Support

May 6, 2024 @ 7:30 pm 8:30 pm

The next session of our year-long speaker series titled Understanding the Whole Child: A Walker’s Parent Education Series will be devoted to Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Support. Research shows that parent involvement is a key component of effective prevention. Children whose parents talk to them about alcohol and other drugs are less likely to use them. Parents can play a unique and positive role in keeping young people drug-free during adolescence and in supporting their school’s prevention efforts. During this session, the Prevention Solutions facilitator will:

  • Help parents understand the essential role they play in keeping their kids drug-free during childhood and adolescence.
  • Help parents understand the importance of modeling healthy, appropriate attitudes and behaviors for kids.
  • Provide parents with the latest facts about addiction and the mental and physical effects of alcohol and other drugs and clear up misinformation.
  • Explain the risk factors for addiction.
  • Dispel myths and misconceptions about adolescent drug use.
  • Answer common questions such as:
    • What are the warning signs that my child may be abusing alcohol or other drugs?
    • What do I say about my own experiences with alcohol and other drugs when my child asks me?
    • What are some ways to teach my child to resist the pressure to drink or use drugs?
    • What should I do about the drinking and driving issue?

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